Morning Read, Upstate: Deficit Battle Moving to Court?

“And I was the hooker? At least I kept my mouth shut,” Ashley Dupre, who serviced Client #9, says of Tiger Woods’ mistresses.

Empire State Development followed improper procedures when it declared Columbia University could use eminent domain to expand into West Harlem, a mid-level court ruled.

“If they want to take me to court they can sue me, but I will not let the state run out of money on our watch,” David Paterson said Thursday.

Fine, said State Senator Eric Schneiderman, we’ll sue you.

When he was comptroller, Alan Hevesi accepted plush trips from a fund manager who got business from the state.

The News rehashes some of the things that Hevesi told its editorial board back in the day.

Paterson said he won’t reintroduce the same-sex marriage bill until he’s sure it can pass.

“I’m angry at the betrayal of people who are supposed to be standing up for our civil rights,” Senator Tom Duane said at a rally Thursday night to protest the failure of a same-sex marriage bill. “The Democrats failed us in the Senate.”

The new pension tier contains lots of stuff that unions like.

As expected, New York City O.T.B. will restructure in bankruptcy court.

Jeremy Toth says Steve Pigeon is guilty of conducting Jedi mind tricks on the public.

Part V of City Hall‘s look at the Working Families Party.

The Bruno jurors re-listened to three hours of testimony from one of Bruno’s former lawyers.

Jayson Blair spoke at SUNY Albany.

Chuck Schumer wants the state to spend money on Route 17.

State Senators Jim Seward and Steve Saland, both Republicans who voted against same-sex marriage, say they’ll support civil unions.

Ed Mangano is building a transition team in Nassau County.

Outgoing Syracuse mayor Matt Driscoll will lead the state’s Environmental Facilities Corporation.

And below, Senator Tom Duane on MSNBC talking about the failure of same-sex marriage:

Morning Read, Upstate: Deficit Battle Moving to Court?